Back in Cambodia: Outreach medical clinics & health education

Having caught a night flight from Heathrow straight after the London Award Ceremony this week, I’m now back in Sihanoukville, Cambodia where I’ll be spending the next week with the Medical Team at M’Lop Tapang.

 

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I’m very excited to be back here and I went straight into a follow-up clinic an hour after arriving. Only one power cut to contend with and only one water supply failure so far! The ever-resourceful staff in the clinic are used to these sorts of things and have adapted to be able to cope with them. Torches at the ready!

 

This week I’ll be undertaking a number of activities:

 

  • Follow up clinics in the M’Lop Tapang Health Centre
  • New patient clinics in the M’Lop Tapang Health Centre
  • Child Rights training for the M’Lop Tapang multi-disciplinary staff
  • Outreach clinics
  • First Aid training
  • Research paper preparation

 

I’m delighted to be joined this week by SicKids Trustee, Den Carter and Paediatric Emergency Medicine Sister, Susan Higgins.

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Watch this space for updates on what we’ll be doing to support bidirectional professional education as well as promoting the health and well-being of children and young people here in Cambodia.

 

I know that the experiences we have will give us further skills we can transfer back to the NHS when we return to the UK in just over a week’s time.

 

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